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    Exclamation Any video tutorials or advice when reapplying thermal paste? Temperature issues.

    Hi guys, I want to reapply thermal paste as I have been running into some temperature issues. I did undervolt but did not help as much as I thought it would. I do not want to damage my computer in anyway so any video tutorial links or advice would be helpful. I did open it up but I saw some frightening sparks caused by some goop from the heatsink, likely glue. I have an Asus ROG GL502VM.

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    There are so many videos on Youtube for applying thermal paste I wouldn't know where to begin. My suggestion is do a Youtube search, and then view several before making any decision on moving forward.

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    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array Snakeyes's Avatar
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    "Frightening sparks"?
    When, where and how?
    Keep in mind application method can change with different materials. Make sure you check the YouTube's (as suggested) for the appropriate brand.
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    just a lill dott ( rice size ) on the middle of the CPU, take off the plastic cover on the CPU cooler ( if its stil on ( yeah ppl have done this before ) ) and place cooler back on and clamp it down.

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    Administrator Array Silent Scone@ROG's Avatar
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    There are a few different approaches, I tend to coat a thin layer across the heat spreader with the applicator provided with brands like Thermal Grizzly.

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